#643 SweetWater’s The Pit & The Pendulum

Last night (12/26/2015) I tried SweetWater’s The Pit & The Pendulum, an 8.3% alcohol by volume (ABV) Belgian-Style Ale with Peaches and Brettanomyces from the SweetWater Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia, USA). This beer is part of SweetWater’s Cork & Cage series which features limited-release barrel-aged and wild ales. I found this beer at Habersham Beverage (Savannah, Georgia, USA) after arriving in Savannah, so it wasn’t initially part of the beer stockpile I came home to (see #618 for more info).

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SweetWater’s The Pit & The Pendulum came in a 1 pint 9.4 fl oz caged and corked bottle with a metallic blue label depicting a peach tree holding a single peach under the SweetWater Brewing Company label. This beer is initially fermented with a Belgian ale yeast, then it is allowed to come in contact with Brettanomyces (Brett for short) and freshly pureed peaches. The Pit & The Pendulum is listed as an American Wild Ale on BeerAdvocate and UNTAPPD, and a Sour/Wild Ale on ratebeer.

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Below I have added the commercial description for SweetWater’s The Pit & The Pendulum:

“The perfect balance of three distinct divergences. Allowed to initially flower with Belgian ale yeast, The Pit & The Pendulum was then incarcerated with Brett and freshly pureed peaches to intensify the trifecta of its persona.
Enjoy fresh, but also a good one for the cellar, as the Brett continues to contemplate its environment.” – SweetWater Brewing Company

Information about beer found at:
www.sweetwaterbrew.com/brews/cork-cage-series/#
www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/273/171476/
www.ratebeer.com/beer/sweetwater-the-pit-the-pendulum/349521/
www.untappd.com/b/sweetwater-brewing-company-the-pit-the-pendulum/1148035

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